OF A SELF-PORTRAIT
LINO FRANCO WAS ASKED TO CONCEIVE A LIVE ACT FOR THE GRAND OPENING OF THE PRESTIGIOUS “FRANCIS BACON – A JOURNEY INTO THE THOUSAND FACES OF THE MODERN MAN” EXHIBITION, HOSTED AT THE CA’ DEI CARRARESI MUSEUM IN TREVISO (ITALY)
Created, written & directed by Lino Franco, who also curated its creative direction and production
LELA PEREZ BODY PAINTER
The performance was inspired, not only by Bacon’s life, but by one of his most famous self-portraits and a couple of his most iconic artworks.
Principe Maurice played a Bacon’s self-portrait (taken from the most famous triptych “Three Studies for a Self Portrait” – 1979) and his monologue was developed on the dichotomy between what Bacon thought of himself and what was perceived by others.
The two dancers, represented two of Bacon’s most famous painting “Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion” (1944) and “Three Studies of Lucien Freud” (1969), giving them life and bringing them outside the frame into the real world.
All of this was made possible thanks to the talent of the Italian renowned body painting artist Lela Perez, who transform the performers into living artworks.
Finally, Lino Franco was also asked to create an original artwork, inspired by the theme of the exhibition, to be featured into the hall of the Museum.
So Lino created and realized a neon light sculpture, paying tribute to one of the most famous Bacon’s drawings.
The neon sculpture was also used as set decoration for the live act and it is visible into the teaser video.
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